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Author Topic: Where was Red Squirrel 3/10/2019  (Read 2535 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2019, 12:52:20 pm »


Anybody know much about Droitwich?


It is rather salty. It has a Spa (and a Spar).

I think that's about it.

Well, as long as it's got a Spar......
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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2019, 01:14:15 pm »

This forum clearly has inspirational power. I've decided to take a look at the Stourbridge PPM myself and also break the travel at Droitwich Spa for a little nose around there. If I split my journey Temple Meads to Worcester Shrub Hill, then Shrub Hill to Stourbridge Town, it's just over 15 quid (with my card) using cheap day returns. Add the Redland to Temple Meads bit for less than two quid and that's still under 17 pounds of your earth money for a day out.

My work is done!

Anybody know much about Droitwich?

Actually I know Droitwich very well - there's plenty there to keep you entertained for upwards of half an hour. Probably the best bit is High Street, which is about ten minutes' walk from the station; lots of teetering timber-framed houses rendered wonky by brine extraction. Saunter back via the Vines Park for a bit of canalside interest, and perhaps drop in at the Gardeners Arms on Vines Lane if a swift half floats your boat.

Or there's the Town Trail, if you prefer: https://www.visitdroitwichspa.com/droitwich/heritage-town-trail/
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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2019, 01:43:05 pm »

Anybody know much about Droitwich?

No. Between Kalundborg and Allouis, isn't it?
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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2019, 03:27:29 pm »

Anybody know much about Droitwich?

Home of Radio 4 Longwave

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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2019, 03:35:45 pm »

Pedant alert!
The masts are actually in Wychbold, some 3 miles distant from Droitwich
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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2019, 04:13:56 pm »

Many thanks all, it looks like a jolly enough jaunt for Wednesday and the weather seems okay too. I'm not expecting the Hanging Gardens of Babylon or herds of Wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain!  Well, what can you get these days for 16.30?
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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2019, 04:20:25 pm »

Pedant alert!
The masts are actually in Wychbold, some 3 miles distant from Droitwich

But you can see them from Droitwich and their frequency is marked Droitwich on my antique radio.   Grin
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« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2019, 04:27:19 pm »

Many thanks all, it looks like a jolly enough jaunt for Wednesday and the weather seems okay too. I'm not expecting the Hanging Gardens of Babylon or herds of Wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain!  Well, what can you get these days for 16.30?

According to Trip Advisor, you can't expect to find those at Clevedon Marine Lake either

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g504119-d12198640-r492255081-Clevedon_Marine_Lake-Clevedon_Somerset_England.html

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I'm not sure what Gary above was expecting from the sea pool in Clevedon- the hanging gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping across the plain?
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« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2019, 05:35:03 pm »

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and like all the BBC transmitters they have been outsourced.
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« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2019, 08:35:29 pm »

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and like all the BBC transmitters they have been outsourced.

In railway terms, don't miss the centre-pivot lower quadrant semaphores at the north end of the down platform. Quite a nice box too, at the junction.
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« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2019, 11:20:59 pm »

Many thanks all, it looks like a jolly enough jaunt for Wednesday and the weather seems okay too. I'm not expecting the Hanging Gardens of Babylon or herds of Wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain!  Well, what can you get these days for 16.30?

According to Trip Advisor, you can't expect to find those at Clevedon Marine Lake either

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g504119-d12198640-r492255081-Clevedon_Marine_Lake-Clevedon_Somerset_England.html

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I'm not sure what Gary above was expecting from the sea pool in Clevedon- the hanging gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping across the plain?

Well it's as good an excuse as any to add the clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcliR8kAbzc

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« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2019, 09:42:30 pm »

Seems I may have undersold the place.
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